Michigan governor in hospital for treatment of blood clot

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 2:44 PM

(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was taken to an Ann Arbor hospital on Thursday morning for treatment of a blood clot in his leg following the lingering effects of an achilles tendon injury, the governor's office said.

Snyder, 56, a former venture capitalist who bills himself as "one tough nerd," was elected to a second term as governor in November.

"The governor's mobility may be limited, but he is still very much hard at work reinventing Michigan," the office said in a statement.

It has not been determined whether Snyder will remain overnight at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital overnight, but it is possible, Deputy Press Secretary Dave Murray said. Snyder went to the hospital late on Thursday morning, he said.

"We are still running the extent of the treatment," Murray said.

(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Sandra Maler)